40,000 Irish citizens emigrated last year. That’s 1% of the population. But if you assume that the vast majority were aged about 20-35, the proportion of this age cohort emigrating jumps to about 4%. Add in the last few years, and the next few, and you get a sense of what’s happening. Ireland’s future on the wing.
And what about the ‘tens of thousands of Nigeria’s Igbo tribe’ and Ireland's ‘thriving Congolese community’ that I wrote about here?
Well, you can take it that 100% of them are still roosting here. And why not? Substantial unemployment and child benefit (one Romanian gypsy admitted to getting €420 per week), free education, free health, and whatever you’re having yourself. Anyone who sees these cultural enrichers with swarms of kids roaming our towns and cities can tell that the population replacement project is coming along nicely, thank you.
As I brood on our Celtic twilight I share with you a piece of music that strikes to the depth of my Celtic soul. Eimear Quinn of Celtic Women with ‘The Voice’